Dave Chappelle did it first. But then Bill Burr was only a few weeks behind. Both of these two legendary comedians absolutely lit the overly sensitive culture in America pervading this country on fire with their recent Netflix specials.
They blasted everybody and it genuinely seemed like nobody was excluded. Many of the most famous comedians seem to be carrying on this torch right now and it is beyond refreshing.
And you better get ready because two of Hollywood’s greatest comedians are going to follow suit with Chappelle and Burr at the end of September.
Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr probably set a new precedent with their respective Netflix specials, “Sticks and Stones” and “Paper Tiger.”
Both of them seemed to have had enough of the absurd offensive culture that has bubbled to the surface in America.
This happened to Kevin Hart prior to last year’s Academy Awards when it was announced he would be hosting. Ten years earlier, Hart made some homophobic jokes that were not meant to be taken seriously – like one in particular about how he would smash a doll’s house over his son’s head if he turned out to be gay.
It was a joke. Albeit, not a very funny one, but it was a joke nonetheless.
But the cancel culture would not let him celebrate his dream of hosting the Oscars – Chappelle revealed in “Sticks and Stones” that it was, in fact, Hart’s dream to host the worldwide ceremony.
Thankfully, it won’t end with Chappelle and Burr because South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone plan to carry on the torch with the upcoming 23rd season of the Comedy Central show.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, when asked about “cancel culture,” Stone said, “I know some people have been canceled for genuinely, like, personal behavior, but Dave [Chappelle] is not getting canceled anytime soon.”
Get ready because that’s a signal.
Stone added, “I feel bad for television critics and cultural critics. They may have laughed like hell at that, and then they went home and they know what they have to write to keep their job.”
This is actually an outstanding take. Think about it; maybe some of these people giving these obnoxious heavy-handed pro-PC police opinions on either one of Chappelle or Burr’s specials don’t actually believe what they’re saying. Instead, they’re only trying to protect their reputation.
Stone aptly said, “So when I read TV reviews or cultural reviews, I think of someone in prison, writing. I think about somebody writing a hostage note. This is not what they think. This is what they have to do to keep their job in a social media world. So I don’t hold it against them.”
Well, we should hold it against them for being dishonest. The literal whole point of their job is to be brutally honest, but what Stone alludes to, aptly so, is that they don’t honor their commitments as journalists.
Both Stone and Parker bragged about their upcoming season saying they have “really f—king killer ideas.”
There’s no question Stone and Parker will follow suit in satirizing this annoying cancel culture, but expect the show to take it to a whole new level too because that’s what they’ve always done their entire careers.